Belinda Hernandez

Dance

Belinda Hernandez began her dancing career in 1987 at the age of 15 in Wollongong. She then progressed to The Australian Ballet School and became a member of the Australian Ballet Company in 1992. In 1994 she spent 2 months with the Northern BalletTheatre in England. It was during this time that she was offered and accepted a contract with English National Ballet, where she was promoted to Soloist in 1998 and that year was painted bronze from head to toe for a Degas celebration and was photographed by Lord Snowdon.

In January 1999 she was appointed ‘dancer of the month’ in the London DancingTimes.Shortly thereafter,she accepted a Principal contract with K Ballet and as a founding member toured extensively throughout Japan. One of Belinda’s greatest experiences was working with skating superstar Christopher Deane in a short ballet that portrayed his life. She was lucky to play his superstar ice-skating partner, Jane Torvill, and to dance with the Australian Ballet’sPrincipal, Greg Horsman.

In 2000 she travelled to NewYork and joined the Metropolitan Opera. She has since returned to Australia and is teaching ballet at Tutu Studios in Sydney where she resides with her 2 children, Tristen and Arabella and her partner Andrew.